Kathi Goertzen goes back into the hospital

Kathi Goertzen goes back into the hospital
Kathi Goertzen is seen during an interview in January.
Our dear friend and colleague Kathi Goertzen had a bit of a setback as she recovers from recent brain surgery and returned back to the hospital Tuesday.

She told KOMO News Director Holly Gauntt that doctors want to more closely monitor the wound to make sure it heals correctly. They also want to keep an eye on her IV and make sure she’s getting the nutrition she needs to heal.

Gauntt says Goertzen sounded strong and determined and that she takes walks everyday but joked that "it's not nearly as fun as walking outside with her rescue dog, Oscar."

Kathi is reading her Facebook page every day and says she’s incredibly grateful for the support and love and it means more than ever.

Kathi is recovering from a 10 1/2-hour surgery on Feb. 2 to remove parts of a benign tumor that are growing in her brain.

Doctors say she’ll likely go home in a couple of days.

You can leave messages to Kathi at Facebook.com/KathiGoertzenKOMO